Standing Forward Fold
Standing Forward Fold is "the easiest yoga pose that's accessible to anyone," said Liza Janda, a certified yoga instructor at Yoga Janda. It lengthens your hamstrings, stretches your lower back, and relieves lower back pain.
- Begin at the front of your mat, feet hips-width apart and hands on your hips. Inhale and reach your arms straight above you.
- As you exhale, engage your abs, and fold forward with a straight back. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and extend the crown of the head toward the floor to create a long spine. Shift weight forward into your toes, straightening the legs as much as possible.
- Let your hands hang toward the floor or use them to cup your opposite elbows.
- Hold here for 30 seconds.